Waterville Valley celebrating Halloween a week early

WATERVILLE VALLEY — Waterville Valley Resort has several Halloween activities planned for the weekend of Oct. 24.

On Saturday, Oct. 24, costumed kids and families will be able to go trick or treating around Waterville Valley Resort a week early. The Recreation Department will start the night with fun games and a costume contest. At 5 p.m. there will be a ghoulish costume parade, marching all the way to Waterville Valley Town Square with trick or treating at local businesses and lodges.

Festivities begin at 4 p.m., and guests should arrive at 3:30 p.m. to register. All ages are welcome to participate, but those 10 and under require adult supervision. Spooky snacks and treats will be served. The cost is $5 per child.

Schedule of Events for Saturday, Oct. 24:

— 3:30 p.m.: Doors open/event registration at Recreation Department.

— 4 p.m.: Halloween games & tricks

— 4:30 p.m.: Costume Contest prizes awarded.

— 5 p.m.: Costume Parade to Town Square & Trick-or-Treating. All ages welcome; ages ten and under require adult supervision.

For more information or questions, please call (603) 236-4695.

4th Annual Zombie Walk and Scarecrow Hunt in Meredith

MEREDITH — Sponsored by the Promotions Committee of the Greater Meredith Program, the 4th Annual Zombie Walk, Halloween Parade and Monster Mash Dance will take place in Meredith on Saturday, October 17th. Those wishing to participate and join other zombies will assemble and register at Prescott Park, next to the Community Center, at 4 p.m.. Please note the starting time is 4 p.m. not 5 p.m. as stated in the Spooktacular events guide.

The parade will leave the park at 4:30 and will invade Main Street by 5 pm as it makes its way to Community Park on Main St. where a panel of judges will judge costumes. Then dance the night away with a Monster Mash with the AFTER SIX band until 9 p.m.

On Sunday, Oct. 25 The Great Pumpkin will draw the winning entry for the "Caldron of Goodies" for the Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt at Moulton Farm at 3 p.m. Entries must be turned in by 2:45 p.m. and participants must be present to win. The "Spooktacular" Events Guide containing the scarecrow scavenger hunt game card can be picked up at the Meredith Library, Chamber of Commerce and Meredith Community Center and participating businesses displaying scarecrows and offering events.

The Runaway Pumpkin 10k & 5k benefits WOW Trail, Children's Action

LACONIA — The Runaway Pumpkin 10k & 5k run/walk promises to be a great new event to kick off the Pumpkin Festival. Have you registered yet? A community fundraising effort led by the employees of the Laconia Clinic, The Runaway Pumpkin 10k & 5k Run/Walk will benefit both the WOW Trail and the Greater Lakes Region Children's Auction.

Presented by Bank of New Hampshire & Cross Insurance, both the 10k and 5k will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 24 at Laconia Athletic & Swim Club. Chip timing will be provided by Millennium Running. $100 cash prizes will be awarded to the 10k & 5k Male/Female race winners with $50 bonuses provided by MC Cycle and Sport for anyone breaking the USATF Certified Course Records.

For more information or to register online visit www.runawaypumpkin.com.

Photo Caption:
Presenting Sponsors of The Runaway Pumpkin 10k & 5k Run/Walk met trailside to discuss plans for the upcoming community fundraising event. Pictured Left to Right are: Dr. Barry Chapin & Mick Palmiter of the Laconia Clinic, Barbara Laros, Assistant Vice President, Banking Office Manager, Bank of New Hampshire, and Randy Eifert of Cross Insurance. Proceeds from The Runaway Pumpkin will benefit the WOW Trail & The Greater Lakes Region Children's Auction. (Courtesy photo)

Irwin group shows support for breast cancer awareness

LACONIA — Irwin Automotive Group staff are showing customers how important breast cancer awareness is by wearing pink shirts this week at all Irwin Automotive locations. Irwin employees see the importance in supporting this cause and spreading awareness about taking preventative measures during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Irwin Automotive Group has seen the struggles of employees, families and friends that were caused by a breast cancer diagnosis. It is a time to remember and honor the memory of families and friends who were lost in the battle against breast cancer throughout the Lakes Region and around the world.